Immigrant Clubs and Associations
Freiburg has an active community life that also includes numerous immigrant associations. These give you the chance to actively participate and contribute to the community.
Information and contact:
Association of Senegalese Citizens in Freiburg i.Br. (Association des Ressortissants Sénégalais de Freiburg i.Br. e. V. (ARSF e. V.))
Services: Information events; publication of the semi-annual magazine "BrasilienNachrichten" (Brazil Newsm (www.brasiliennachrichten.de), German-Brazilian library; on request provision of information on Brazil.
German-Turkish Parents' Association for Freiburg and Surroundings -DTEV (Deutsch-Türkischer Elternverein Freiburg und Umgebung e. V. )
Services: Projects to improve education and training opportunities for young people of Turkish descent; counselling events for parents and students; projects promoting participation in an inclusive society. DtEV is committed to the preservation of cultural identity and fosters teaching of the native language in schools. Events: among others, "23. Nisan – Internationales Kinderfest", readings for children in the Turkish language.
"Dona Flor" – German-Brazilian Cultural Association (Dona Flor – deutsch brasilianischer Kulturverein e. V.)
Services: Typical Brazilian festivals such as "carnaval" and "Festa de Sao Joao" (Saint John’s Festival), information sessions on socio-cultural issues and the annual "Cine Brasil" in
cooperation with local theatres. The association works closely with the Brazilian Consulate in Munich. Music: "Som dom Brasil" (Brazilian songs - classical, popular and folk songs); support
of development projects in Brazil.
Freiburg Cultural Association for Turkish Students - Kulturk (Freiburger Kulturverein Türkischer Studierender - Kulturk e. V.)
Services: The members of this association study at local universities and offer Turkish students support when entering university life. (Active members are Germans, Turks, Macedonians,
Greeks, Azerbaijanis, Tatars ...) The Association emphasizes political and religious neutrality. Other activities: folk dance classes, workshops on Turkish (folk) art, readings, cooking classes, evening get- togethers.
Services: Promotion and presentation of the Ghanaian culture and German-African relations; collaboration with the Ghanaian Embassy in Berlin. Membership is open to anyone. Organization of workshops, lectures, seminars and projects on social, cultural and political issues (marriage / family, illegitimate children, children's rights, education, citizenship, naturalization, right of asylum, German electoral law, finance and insurance, integration programmes and return to Ghana.); summer and Christmas parties.
IDAV Intercultural German-African Association (Interkultureller deutschafrikanischer Verein IDAV e. V.)
Services: Promoting a better understanding between IGBO groups and Germans (integration), promotion of culture and tradition, also with social activities; dance/drumming group; language courses for children; visits when a family member has died, donations to SOS Children's Villages/orphanages in Nigeria.
Services: Promoting a harmonious and interactive coexistence of all people in Freiburg, regardless of race, religion, language or culture in Freiburg. The association works with various internal committees concerned with various thematic priorities (Family Commission, Arts and Culture Commission, Ecology and Energy Commission, Youth and Seniors Commission, Education Commission, Training and Labour Commission, etc.). These commissions host multi-cultural events such as theatre productions, readings and many others.
Services_Islamisches Zentrum Freiburg e. V. (IZFR) is a Muslim community, whose members come from various regions of the Islamic world and from Germany itself. It provides social space for meeting people, for leisure activities, cultural services and for practising one’s religion. It is also the place where all kinds of social and personal conflicts are resolved. This makes the Centre a cultural, religious, family and counselling centre all in one.
Freiburg Cultural Center for Education and Integration (Kulturzentrum für Bildung und Integration e.V. Freiburg)
Services: First and foremost, the association works for the religious needs of Muslims living in and around Freiburg and supports them in everyday religious matters; it also organizes facilities in which to perform the daily ritual prayers, Friday and festive prayers, lectures and the hajj; religious education for Muslim children and juveniles. Social Services, including educational, vocational and academic support, services that will lead young people to social responsibility and social commitment.
Services: Promoting the integration of people with immigrant background, regardless of their ethnic, religious and national affiliation and gender identity. The association focuses on "genital mutilation" and is a counselling centre for women. It is committed to promoting the protection and integration of women who come up against limits in dealing with their situation in a culture that is foreign to them and in conflict with their own culture. Events: information evenings, film screenings, book stalls for those interested, contact point for women concerned and educational sessions; fairy tale evenings for intercultural understanding and tolerance.
Services: Promoting education, helping persons in need, offering volunteer services for Italian citizens seeking help from the association. Activities: assistance and support with the language during appointments with government agencies, at hospitals and other institutions. Assistance in understanding German and Italian documents; psychosocial counselling and treatment of the mentally ill by a licensed bilingual psychotherapist; educational courses; projects promoting educational, vocational and social integration; seminars, lectures.
Services: The Roma office is a self-help organization of war refugees from former Yugoslavia, most of whom are ethnic Roma. We not only want to preserve our own culture, but also develop culture in a new Europe through interaction with the rich regional cultures. Activities: counselling, seminars, workshops, recreational activities, classes and cultural events.
"WIRKE" Association – workshop for intercultural resources, art and development (WIRKE e. V.-Werkstatt für Interkulturelle Ressourcen, Kunst und Entwicklung)
Services: Promoting education, parenting, art and culture to foster international understanding; involvement in youth services; cultural projects (concerts, festivals, cultural exchange programmes and intercultural theatre, etc.); media education programmes (especially in the area of digital media - for children, youths and adults); integrative projects.